I bought a packet of eight treasure porridge at the super market and used it to cook Eight Treasure Rice instead. It is real simple and not to worry about the soaking part. Just wash the rice and add water to it in the morning and turn on the rice cooker at lunch or dinner time. This is a nutritious meal as it contained sticky rice, rice, crushed corn, red kidney bean, read bean, black rice, white kidney bean, hushed buckwheat, peanut, mung bean, red jujube. It was suggested to add sugar and preserved fruit to it, but I replaced with a bit of salt to make this rice tasty. Omit the salt, if desired. You may even sprinkle some sesame seeds or pine nut on the rice.
Preparation: 5 mins, plus 3-5 hrs standing time, Cooking time: 15 mins
Ingredients (serves 2)
° 200g eight treasure rice, washed and drained
° 400ml water
° ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
1. Combine all the ingredients into an electric rice cooker and soak for 3-5 hours.
2. Turn it on the cooker after the soaking process.
3. When done leave the cooked rice to rest, covered, for 5-10 minutes. Serve hot.